June 21, 2021
  • 7:30 am Committee reaffirms mandatory denominational health plan
  • 7:27 am Rapidísimas
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  • 7:20 am Episcopal racial reconciliation event draws large crowd in Lexington, Virginia

first_imgRepresentative Lawrence Morris addresses citizens of his district.30 doctors from Diaspora expected soonThirty (30) Diaspora-based doctors are expected to arrive in the country to address the health needs of residents in District #1, Montserrado County, the district Representative, Lawrence Morris has disclosed.Morris made the disclosure recently following a consultative meeting with residents in four of the townships in the district.He told citizens of his district that the doctors upon their arrival will address most of the health needs of the citizens who cannot afford to go to other health facilities for treatment in the district.According to Mr. Morris, his office has been working closely with partners within the diaspora to see how best to come into the country to render some health services for his people. These professional health practitioners, according to him, will stay in the country for two days. They are expected to conduct eye and dental surgeries, removal of hernias, among other conditions, will be treated.“I am lobbying with my office to ensure that these doctors are taken care of for the two days, “Morris stated.At the same time, he underscored the need for citizens of his district to work together in order to address the many challenges citizens have experienced over the years. “Despite what we have experienced over the years before becoming a lawmaker of this district, within the short period of time we have stayed in office, we are cognizant of the fact that there is more to be done”During the consultative meeting in the township of Louisiana, student D. Morris Flomo from the Elizabeth Tubman Memorial Institute pleaded with the district representative to offer young people scholarships, adding, “if the capacity of the youth of the township is built, they will become a role model for national transformation”.Following the request, honorable Morris pledged 70 scholarships to students based on defined criteria. District #1, which is one of the biggest districts in Montserrado County, has about four townships – Louisiana, Crozierville, Harrisburg and White Plains. Students from surrounding villages  also stand to benefit from the scholarships.Representative Morris, however, noted that there are criteria setup for obtaining the scholarships, saying, “We want transparency in the vetting process, and we are going to work with the various township commissioners to ensure that there is no “pick and choose” and that the process starts next academic school year.”The scholarships which are expected to be awarded for the next academic school year will be offered at the Barshall University, he disclosed.Chris Harris is a resident of White PlainsIn a related development, Chris Harris, a resident of White Plains, told the Daily Observer newspaper that there are lots of challenges that confront citizens of the township, and he named the lack of good health delivery services, lack of electricity and good water systems, bad road networks among others.He further explained that over the years citizens of the Township of White Planes have not been able to benefit from the Mount Coffee Hydro. “We are the direct (source) of the hydro that provides current to other inhabitants in Monrovia but we do not have current.”He further described the situation as a disservice to the citizens of the township, noting that there are times when pregnant women in the township die due to the distances they are from maternity services when they are in labor.Harris, however, lauded Representative Morris for touring various townships to know the conditions of the people. “This is the only lawmaker who has ever visited our township; we believe that he can bring the change that we want.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img1 Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has been forced to withdraw from Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania.The Southampton midfielder has been battling to prove his fitness since a hamstring injury forced him off in the first half of the Saints’ Premier League win over Leicester last weekend, but has finally admitted defeat.The team will now travel to Bucharest on Wednesday evening without their inspirational skipper, who has played every game since inheriting the armband almost three years ago.Davis’ absence represents a huge blow for Michael O’Neill’s side, who are the surprise leaders of Group F after kicking off their campaign with three successive wins.A point in Romania would see them remain at the summit until at least the next round of fixtures in March.In light of the injury, winger Niall McGinn said: “No-one does more than Davo. He’s our captain, he’s definitely our leader on the pitch and he’s done so well for us for a number of years.“He came in to the team hotel on Tuesday because he’s been with his club having scans, he was just chilling and taking it easy but there’s no doubt he’ll be hugely disappointed not to have made it.“It’s a massive miss for us but there are other players who come in and do a good job.“It will show the strength in depth we have if we can cover for him.“He brings so much with his performances alone and he helps bring up everyone else around him to those standards.”Goalkeeper Roy Carroll added: “Steven has been fantastic since I came back into the set-up. He’s never missed a game.“But you can’t take a chance on a player of his quality. We don’t want to make the injury worse if he isn’t 100 per cent and we have other players who can come in and give 100 per cent.”O’Neill, who had already lost forward Jamie Ward and full-back Ryan McLaughlin to injury, must now replace Davis as captain and in the centre of the park.Brighton defender Aaron Hughes led the side for a decade before Davis and would be an obvious candidate to step in, but he has also got question marks over his match fitness after suffering an ankle problem.Gareth McAuley is another option, though turned down the chance to lead the team out in Greece last month on the occasion of his 50th cap in deference to Davis.In midfield, O’Neill can choose from the likes of Sammy Clingan, Paul Paton and Corry Evans, as well as uncapped Rochdale man Matthew Lund who was called up as squad cover on Tuesday. Steven Davis in action for Southampton last_img read more

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